All The Blogs -- December 2009

Gail Davis

Black Bean, Corn, and Rice Burritos

Gail Davis | December 27, 2009 | Food, Green, Health

Read More: black beans, burritos, Gail Davis, vegan

Thanks to Mary McDougall, I now know how easy it is to make delectable dishes without any added oils. And believe me, turning me away from slathering everything with coconut oil was no small achievement. I hadn't realized just...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Relationship between Violence and Love: A New Year's Resolution

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | December 26, 2009 | Lifestyle

Read More: acceptance, Christmas, forgiveness, love, New Year's Resolution, violence, well-being

It's Christmas Day. The headlines of the L.A. Times read:  "Woman arrested in death of newborn found in trash bin." "Man charged with murder in stabbing death of ex-girlfriend." "Bus driver gets 151 years for molesting girls." "Girl, 11, missing;...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | December 19, 2009 | Food, Health

Read More: almonds, apple, apple cake, cake, Rustic Apple-Almond cake, whole grain

  Moist, delicious Rustic Apple-Almond CakeThis is going to be a very short blog post. I just returned from Seattle last night, worked at the library today, and I'm still playing catch-up with Christmas preparations, shopping, housework, invitations, and practical...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What President Obama's Failing Presidency Can Teach Us About Changing Ourselves and Our Relationships

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | December 19, 2009 | Lifestyle

Read More: change, commitment, communication, hope, President Obama

When running for election, President Obama spoke passionately and with great conviction about the change that was necessary in our country and in our world. He spoke about his commitment to change and his belief in his capacity to initiate...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Accidents, Tiger Woods, and the Choices We Make

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | December 12, 2009 | Lifestyle

Read More: actions, choices, happiness, magical thinking, negative consequences, responsibility, Tiger Woods, well-being

Last week my dog, Gracie, was kicked by a horse and broke her leg. Although I could choose to perceive it as an accident that could not have been avoided, the truth is that it wasn't an accident. It was...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | December 11, 2009 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: articinal bread, bread, crusty bread, focaccia, julkage, no-knead bread, vegan sweet yeast bread, whole wheat bread

Some of our vegan "Thanksmas" feastI'm getting ready to head off to Vancouver for the weekend, and then down on the train to Seattle for a few days to work with David Lee on the Field Roast book, which is...

Daelyn Fortney

Quorn Turk'y Roast

Daelyn Fortney | December 11, 2009 | Food

Read More: holidays, quorn, tofurkey, tofurky, turkey subsitute

Tofurky isn't the only vegetarian turkey-substitute option for the holidays. Quorn Turk'y Roast is a meatless, soy-free product made from all natural ingredients. The roast is high in protein and has 77% less fat than roasted turkey breast. Its texture...


Secular Holiday Party? How About a Cookie Swap!

Micco | December 9, 2009 | Food

Read More: christmas, cookies, food, holidays, parties, xveganx

Even being a godless vegan straight edge heathen, I love Christmas.  I'll be the first to admit there's a lot not to love about it.  For instance, I don't exactly love how wasteful it is: dead trees resurrected as Christmas...

Kari Cooks

Yellow Split Pea Sambar

Kari Cooks | December 9, 2009 | Food

  I think in India Sambar is traditionally made with toor dal (hulled, split pigeon peas). If you can't find toor dal in your area, it's available in online stores like  You can also use red lentils or split...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | December 8, 2009 | Food

Read More: marshie fluff, vegan marshmallow creme, vegan marshmallow fluff, versawhip 600K

"Marshie Fluff"I know it's been a long time coming, and I'm sorry to have kept you waiting. I'm full of excuses! Other projects, being on Weight Watchers, etc, etc.... I was working with my good friend and fellow cook/author/blogger...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Red Flags and Warning Signs in Developing Relationships

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | December 6, 2009 | Lifestyle

Read More: communcation, red flags, relationships, taking responsibility, warning signs

I was asked recently to point out some of the red flags and warning signs to look for when in the process of getting involved with someone in a relationship. Here is a list of problematic characteristics and behaviors which...

Jeff Nelson

Time for ballet at our house

Jeff Nelson | December 3, 2009 | Lifestyle

Read More: ballet, dance, fun, nina, randa

This is the time of year our twin daughters dance in The Nutcracker. Right now they've been learning steps and rehearsing. This is what the past few nights has looked like. Come this weekend (December 12 & 13) and see...

Bryanna Clark Grogan


Bryanna Clark Grogan | December 3, 2009 | Food

Read More: cake, coconut cake, coconut-pecan mock buttercream frosting, frosting, pecans, vegan cake

I developed this cake several years ago. I wanted to make a light, tender, and coco-nutty cake without an inordinate amount of fat. I recently made an improved version for my stepson Sean's birthday, and I used a coconut-pecan frosting,...

Kari Cooks

Greetings, Earthlings!

Kari Cooks | December 2, 2009 | Food

Read More: other

Hello, everyone.  This is my first post at vegsource. I'm still feeling my way around.  This month marks my 2-year no meat anniversary.  Amazing.  I suppose I would be considered an ovo-lacto vegetarian, but I cook mainly lowfat vegan.  Labels,...

Daelyn Fortney

Slaughterhouse workers fell ill from exposure to pig brain mist

Daelyn Fortney | December 2, 2009 | Animals

The Mayo Clinic Foundation has determined that 24 slaughterhouse workers who fell ill from 2006 to 2008 were experiencing an autoimmune response caused by the inhalation of pig brain tissue mist. The study, published in the Lancet Neurology, found that...

Gail Davis

Yummy Yam Curry

Gail Davis | December 1, 2009 | Food

Read More: curry, India, vegan, yam

I think I'd be happy to spend the rest of my culinary life exploring all the different ways to make and eat curried vegetables. I know my taste buds would never tire of all the saucy, spicy combinations of...

Jeff Nelson

Land O Lakes Strikes Back at VegSource

Jeff Nelson | December 1, 2009 | Animals

Read More: john robbins, land o lakes, Land O' Lakes: Dinner Tonight, processed people

Our film, PROCESSED PEOPLE, has been a much bigger success than we ever imagined, reaching well outside of the veggie community and impacting the health of tens of thousands in a postive way. The film features top MDs and experts...

Daelyn Fortney

Vegetarians Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman star in Brothers

Daelyn Fortney | December 1, 2009 | Lifestyle

Vegans Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman headline in Brothers, a movie about a complicated and unexpected love triangle. "When a decorated Marine goes missing overseas, his black-sheep younger brother cares for his wife and children at home--with consequences that will...

Daelyn Fortney

Consumer Reports: Most chicken harbors harmful bacteria

Daelyn Fortney | December 1, 2009 | Food

A new study released by Consumer Reports finds that most chicken "harbored salmonella and/or campylobacter, the leading bacterial causes of foodborne disease." The organization analyzed fresh whole broilers which were purchased in stores throughout the country. Two thirds of the...

Jeff Nelson

Supplements Nix Exercise Benefits

Jeff Nelson | December 1, 2009 | Health

Read More: exercise, pills, supplements

Antioxidant Pills Block Metabolic Improvements Walk into any commercial supplement store and you'll find shelves of product aimed specifically at body-builders and other athletes.Among them: antioxidant supplements that promise to neutralize the free radicals generated by strenuous exercise.Unfortunately, if you...